Sen. Hughes Issues Statement Regarding State Supreme Court Act 77 Ruling

Sen. Hughes Issues Statement Regarding State Supreme Court Act 77 Ruling

HARRISBURG, PA – August 2, 2022 – In response to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s 5-2 ruling Tuesday upholding the state’s mail-in voting law as constitutional, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) issued the following statement: “I am pleased...
Hughes Praises Passage of Continued Bipartisan Justice Reform 

Hughes Praises Passage of Continued Bipartisan Justice Reform 

HARRISBURG, July 8, 2022 − State Sen. Vincent Hughes today praised the passage of a bipartisan legislative package that advances criminal justice reform in Pennsylvania by protecting crime victims and making it easier for them to collect compensation. “The crime...
Hughes Statement Regarding Dobbs Decision

Hughes Statement Regarding Dobbs Decision

Philadelphia, PA − June 24, 2022 − State Sen. Vincent Hughes today released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade devastates a women’s...
Senate Democrats Support Pres. Biden’s Call for State Gas Tax Holiday

Senate Democrats Support Pres. Biden’s Call for State Gas Tax Holiday

Harrisburg, PA – June 22, 2022 – Today, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats held a press conference shortly after President Joe Biden made a call to federal and state law makers to pause gas taxes.   “Our stance is simple; we are calling on state Republicans to join us...
Senate Passes Hughes Workforce Development Plan

Senate Passes Hughes Workforce Development Plan

Harrisburg, June 22, 2022 – The Senate today passed a workforce development initiative authored by Sen. Vincent Hughes that will help those preparing students for the workforce better predict what employers will be looking for when they enter the job market. Hughes’...
Hughes, Fiedler, Rally with Educators for Full School Funding

Hughes, Fiedler, Rally with Educators for Full School Funding

PHILADELPHIA − May 12, 2022 − With Pennsylvania sitting on more than $8 billion in excess revenue, and a dismal national ranking for school equity, state Sen. Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler held a pre-budget school funding rally in South Philadelphia today...
Hughes Announces $7.5 million for Local Redevelopment Projects

Hughes Announces $7.5 million for Local Redevelopment Projects

HARRISBURG ± April 26, 2022 – Community development projects in the 7th Senate District have been awarded $7.5 million state funds, Sen. Vincent Hughes announced today.  The grants will be awarded through Pennsylvania’s highly competitive Redevelopment Assistance...
Hughes, Democratic Colleagues Announce Historic School Funding Plan

Hughes, Democratic Colleagues Announce Historic School Funding Plan

Harrisburg, PA − January 31, 2022 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes, along with House Democrats and education advocates, announced today a school budget plan that would represent the largest investment in public education in Pennsylvania history. The $3.75 billion outline,...
Hughes Announces $15M in Violence Prevention Grants for Philly

Hughes Announces $15M in Violence Prevention Grants for Philly

HARRISBURG – January 26, 2022 – Efforts to stem violence in the City of Philadelphia will receive nearly $15 million in new state funding, state Sen. Vincent Hughes announced today. The grants, administered through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and...
Hughes, Wolf Announce New Funding for Gun Violence Prevention

Hughes, Wolf Announce New Funding for Gun Violence Prevention

PHILADELPHIA − January 20, 2022 − State Sen. Vincent Hughes was joined in West Philadelphia today by Governor Tom Wolf, gun violence victims and violence prevention providers to announce a $15 million increase in funding to ​further support grassroots prevention efforts in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania.

Hughes: Corman Letter ‘Cheap Political Stunt’ and Voter Suppression

Hughes: Corman Letter ‘Cheap Political Stunt’ and Voter Suppression

Harrisburg, PA − January 19, 2022 − On the floor of the state Senate today, Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, responded to attempts by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, to nullify the results of Philadelphia’s District Attorney election of ten...
Hughes Announces $5.4M in Philadelphia Violence Prevention Grants

Hughes Announces $5.4M in Philadelphia Violence Prevention Grants

HARRISBURG- December 1, 2021 — Gun violence prevention efforts in Philadelphia have been awarded more than $5.4 million in state grants, Sen. Vincent Hughes announced today. The grants were part of the $30 million in funding secured in the most recent state...
Hughes and Wolf Urge Community Groups to Apply for Anti-Violence Grants

Hughes and Wolf Urge Community Groups to Apply for Anti-Violence Grants

Harrisburg, September 23, 2021 – Gov. Tom Wolf joined state Sen. Vince Hughes today for a news conference in Philadelphia to urge local community groups to apply for share of $24 million in state funds set aside for efforts to stem violence. The grants, through the...